[nbos] [FM8] Free & Open Vintyri Symbol Set 5 Released
"Mark Oliva"
Wed Jan 20th, 2010
The Vintyri (TM) Project has released the free and open Symbol Set 5 of the
Vintyri Cartographic Collection. With this symbol set, Version 1.0 of the
collection now is complete. That doesn't mean that that the project won't be
releasing any more symbols or mapping tools; we will, as we make them. It
just means that the complete, free and open Vintyri Cartographic Collection
Version 1.0 now is available for download.

However, don't look for new symbols in the near future. We now have all
steam pops open to get our next product out as soon as possible: Our free
and open tutorial for raster mapping of overland areas, cities and villages
and encounter scenarios with Fractal Mapper 8 and for creating your own
raster symbols, etc., for Fractal Mapper 8 with help from the free Paint.NET
program. Loose, non-binding time estimate: Within a month.

Symbol Set 5 includes FM8 raster symbols in the roof styles brown and light
beaver tail clay tile and slate tile. The structures include a barracks,
castles, town halls, temples and everything you need to put together
compounds such as monasteries, garrisons, large city castles, etc. The
package includes 115 symbols and it has a download size of 72 MB.

Before I say more about the collection, one additional important point: Some
FM8 users have had issues with the resolution of Vintyri symbols on large
zoom-ins. The web site has a page on issues that will tell you how to
resolve these problems quickly and easily if they apply in your case.

Accompanying the symbol set and available for download is a free and open
56-page PDF (see the cover above) that gives you tips on how to apply these
symbols in your maps and RPG, historical data on the real-world prototypes
that served as models for the new buildings and photos of many of these

Those of you who make your own FM8 symbols may also find some interesting
new ideas in these photos.

The complete collection with a set of 41 raster fills and more than 1,000
raster symbols has a total download size of 471 MB. The fills and each of
the five symbol sets can be downloaded separately. You also can view the
symbol catalogs online before downloading, to decide which suit your needs.

To download go to:


Mark Oliva
Webmaster, the Vintyri Project (TM)
Internet: http://www.vintyri.com <http://www.vintyri.com>
E-Mail: info-at-vintyri.com <mailto:info-at-vintyri.com>

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